Cheryl Dishes

WILD BLUEBERRY COBBLER

Posted on December 20, 2016

  This delicious, low-sugar cobbler can also be prepared with blackberries. Both fruits are excellent sources of phytochemicals and antioxidants. Recipe was adapted from The New Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas.

AROOSTOOK WHEAT BERRY FRUIT SALAD

Posted on December 20, 2016

  Wheat berries are the whole, unprocessed kernels of wheat. Packed with B vitamins, zinc, iron, and fiber, they have a chewy texture and nutty flavor. To cook, combine 4 cups berries with 14 cups

AUTUMN HARVEST CORN & CHEVRE PUDDING

Posted on December 20, 2016

  This is a delicious custard that is thickened by puréeing half of the corn in the food processor. In this recipe, fresh basil and Maine goat cheese contribute to the flavors. You could also

BARBEQUE BURGERS

Posted on December 20, 2016

  These burgers freeze extremely well, and you can cook them on the grill directly from the freezer. Adding chopped vegetables and cooked wheat berries increases the nutritional value and fiber content. Vary the type

CARROT RAISIN SLAW

Posted on December 20, 2016

  This salad contrasts the sharp taste of cumin with the sweetness of raisins. Nutritional benefits include 71% RDA of Vitamin A, 51% RDA of Vitamin K, and 21% RDA of Vitamin C.

CHICKEN POT PIE WITH MAINE MASHED POTATOES

Posted on December 20, 2016

I love anything smothered with Maine mashed potatoes. Vary the vegetables in this savory pie, and in the winter, use frozen peas, corn and carrots. Be sure to save the carcasses from roast chicken and

FRESH TOMATO SALSA

Posted on December 20, 2016

  Salsa is literally the Spanish word for “sauce”. There are literally hundreds of variations, which usually include tomatoes, onion, garlic, hot peppers, cilantro, and an acid like vinegar or lime juice. Armed with a

MAINE APPLE- GINGERBREAD

Posted on December 20, 2016

  This is a wonderful snack based on a very old recipe for hot-water gingerbread. The chopped apples give these cakes extra moistness and a wonderful flavor. Maine Apple Gingerbread may also be made into

MAPLE ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES

Posted on December 20, 2016

  The maple syrup highlights the natural sugars of root vegetables. Vary the root vegetables to include beets and potatoes. Maple Roasted Root Vegetables are an excellent way to utilize regional, seasonal ingredients, and provide

Grilled Halibut with Orange Sauce and Crushed Potatoes

Posted on December 14, 2016

An early Christmas gift, a crate of fresh California oranges, arrived just before the winter freeze set in. Shipped from my aunt in Pasadena, these bright orange orbs of Vitamin C are a welcome treat.

CARROT GINGER SOUP

Posted on December 12, 2016

  This velvety soup is a snap to make, and can be served either cold or hot. I have also substituted orange juice for the stock for the extra Vitamin C. Carrot Ginger Soup may

Watermelon Radish & Kale Salad

Posted on December 07, 2016

With the winter season is approaching and temperatures dropping into the thirties, I’m stocking our root cellar. Bags of bright orange carrots, purple-top turnips, rutageba, and beets from King Hill Farm, boxes of red and

Cheryl Wisxon's Christmas Coffee Cake

Merry Christmas Coffee Cake

Posted on November 30, 2016

Every year, right after the Thanksgiving holiday, instead of joining the hustle and bustle of crowds at the shopping malls, I spend quality time with my cookbooks. As a chef and lover of good food,

Winter Luxury pumpkins

Thai Pumpkin Bisque

Posted on November 23, 2016

We have a few crops that are abundant here at Rabbit Hill, and pumpkin, specifically the variety Winter Luxury, is one. By late summer, the vines are growing over mossy rocks and knolls into the

Gougeres: Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Posted on November 16, 2016

We Americans are not the only ones who celebrate the harvest. In France, Beaujolais Nouveau Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of November. Nouveau is not to be confused with Beaujolais, a red wine

COUNTRY – FRIED VENISON HEART

Country-Fried Venison Heart

Posted on November 09, 2016

It was an exciting day in our household when my husband bagged a small buck. Since entertaining a hundred wedding guests this summer, our meat supply had dwindled. So the promise of a fresh, carnivore

Sesame Chicken in Delicata Squash

Sesame Chicken in Delicata Squash

Posted on November 02, 2016

When I first started housekeeping and entertaining, Martha Stewart was the considered one of America’s most “creative hostesses.” I spent hours poring over her books; glossy photographs of beautifully presented parties, recipes for appetizing dishes

Autumn Pear Salad

Posted on October 26, 2016

On the days when I’m not playing in the kitchen, a large part of my work is helping Maine farmers increase their sales and profitability. Connecting farms to additional wholesale markets, developing value-added products that

Carrot – Applesauce Bread

Posted on October 19, 2016

When it’s chilly in the morning, I like to bake. Spicy aromas wafting from the kitchen and the promise of cozy heat from a hot oven encourages even the sleepiest folks in my household to

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